Scope This two-year programme is designed to provide a balance of theoretical and professional training in Computer Science and Technology so that the students, on successful completion of the programme, may take up
- a professional career in the technology of software for computer systems or specialised application areas, or
- an academic career for further study and research in the fundamental and applied aspects of Computer Science and Technology and related disciplines.
This programme is offered only at Kolkata.
Eligibility In order to be eligible for admission to this programme, an applicant must have
- a Master’s degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ Electronic Science/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology, or
- a BE/ B Tech degree or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as AMIE or, GRAD-IETE or, DOEACC ’B’ Level).
Selection Procedure A candidate is admitted to this programme through written tests and interview. A few candidates may be sponsored by government, semi-government, public sector undertakings and autonomous institutions but such candidates will also be admitted through the ISI Admission Test. The Institute at its discretion may apply a different criterion for such candidates. A candidate would be considered sponsored only if he/she is granted leave and full salary by the employer for the entire duration of the programme. Sponsored candidates will not receive any stipend and their sponsors will have to pay a tuition fee of Rs 20,000/- per year.
The written Admission Test typically consists of two parts:
(i) a multiple-choice test in Mathematics at the undergraduate level;
(ii) a descriptive test comprising the following:
Group A: A test for all candidates in Mathematics at the undergraduate level and in logical reasoning.
Group B: A test, divided into five sections carrying equal marks, in Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at the postgraduate level and in Computer Science, Engineering and Technology at the B Tech level. Candidates must answer questions from any one of these sections.
A candidate with a valid GATE score above a threshold (to be decided by the Selection Committee) in his/her own subject will be directly called for interview. Final selection of such candidates would be based on their GATE scores and their performance in the interview. These candidates are required to apply, like all other candidates, in the prescribed application form.